Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 108

Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Berlin - The Metro
The Human League - The Lebanon
Missing Persons - Walking In LA
Modern English - Someones Calling
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
The Outfield - Say It Isn't So
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
The Fixx - Red Skies
The Hooters - All You Zombies



Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com
Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 107

Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
Killing Joke - Eighties
The Ruts - Babylons Burning
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
PIL - Public Image
X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
Jim Carroll Band - City Drops Into The Night
The Fall - No Bulbs
Joy Division - Disorder
The Call - I Don't Wanna



Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 049: Four Years Of This Crap?

The focus of this episode is the Executive Orders and the Presidential Memorandums that Donald Trump made in roughly his first week as President. The lesson I learned in recording this episode is to be better prepared. Notes are fine and all but a good outline would have made it go so much smoother. As it was I had to do a ton of editing and since I was under a time constraint I can only hope I made my points in a somewhat sensible order. The thing is though, not one day after I recorded it Trump and his cabinet of imbeciles have made what I talked about seem tame in comparison. Can we really survive four years of this? Only time will tell.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day Closing music: Prong - Ice Runs Through My Veins

Email: notmovingpictures@gmail.com Twitter: @notmovingpics Blog: notmovingpictures.blogspot.com


Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode: Episode 106

Edit: Somehow the wrong file got uploaded so that has been fixed. Also, I am aware that I say episode 105 in the podcast. That is because after recording the file was unavailable to me and I had to do another episode in it's place. Perhaps I'll fix it one day in a bog brother overdub sort of way.

This is yet another continuation of episode 103, the third in a row featuring music from the late 70s to the early 80s and it's just more great music. This time I opted to only speak once at the very beginning so you got that going for ya.



Devo - Beautiful World
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
The Specials - A Message To You, Rudy
The Police - Message In A Bottle
The Cars - Just What I Needed
INXS - Don't Change
The Fixx - Stand Or Fall
Midnight Oil - Dead Heart
The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course. Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 048: Mass Shootings and Back Tracking On Campaign Promises

I was up late, my mind on several things, so I decided to go ahead and record something at the risk of sounding sleep deprived and not very lucid. Normally when news breaks I give it some time for things to settle down before I weigh in. That way some of the hype has died down and a modicum of common sense can be appreciated. Sometimes. On this night though I felt like talking about the Ft Lauderdale Airport shooting as well as Donald Trump backing out of another of his campaign promises, as was to be expected. He's a conman who tricked his way into the presidency. He just told bigger lies than the career politicians.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Vox Populi - Everything

Email: notmovingpictures@gmail.com
Twitter: @notmovingpics
Blog: notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 105

I had plans to have this episode ready so that I could upload it while I was in Peru. That didn't happen thanks to less than dependable Wi-Fi, tourist illness and a lot of other things. But now I am back in the U.S. and hopefully the illness is behind me so it's time to catch up on everything I've left waiting in the wings. The good news is I got a ton of Peruvian punk and metal while down there so soon I'll be digitizing it for future episodes. As for this one, well it's an eclectic mix so show it some love, alright?



The Black Black - The Plan Is There Is No Plan
Low Fat Getting High - No More Feeling
The Zig Zags - Sunken City
Chuck Prophet - Alex Nieto
The Smithereens - Sorry
Teenage Fanclub - Loves Taken Over
Soul Asylum - When I See You
Bob Mould - Hanging Tree
Erica Freas - Please Go Walk In The Rain
Colin Hay - I Want You Back

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics 
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Staring At The Stars

Charles, Tommy and me, the three of us decided to get an apartment together while in college. Tommy knew Charles from high school, they graduated in the same class and though I knew Charles I didn’t really know him. Tommy well, that was another thing entirely. He was my best friend, my brother from other parents. I was two years ahead of both of them and had spent those two years off and on in college occasionally going to class.

The place we found to live in was in the southern part of Tahlequah just off of highway 62. There was a small cluster of one story apartments, two to a building, all around each other and we got one with a standard three month lease. On the other side of us were these girls from Tri-Sigma sorority whom I passively tried to impress by playing my music loud and by laying on the hood of Tommy’s car at night where I would stare at the stars. I was young and dumb, what do you expect?

The question to ask though is did it work? Did I impress them? Since they never spoke to me or even acknowledged my existence I would say no. Overall the Tri-Sigs were known to be a bit stuck up so perhaps it wasn’t totally an indication of my lack of importance on the social scale. Yeah, I can’t even keep a straight face as I type that bull. I wasn’t anybody that mattered in their world. I was just a nothing occasionally seen but never heard.

My personality consisted of being a nervous bundle of insecurity with a bad self-image and very low self-esteem. A single “Hi” from one of them would have made my year.  A smile accompanying that “Hi” would have had me walking on heights I’d never known. They didn’t owe me anything of course and that is exactly what they gave. After all these years I cannot recall any of their names but I’m sure I knew who they were then.

But those nights spent on the hood of Tommy’s car, now they were worth remembering. Staring at the stars made me realize how small and insignificant we all were in the grand scheme of things. It wasn’t just me feeling the way I did. Somewhere else another person could be having the same thoughts, doubts and dreams as me. Those stars and the night sky made anything seem possible. Childhood sci-fi dreams lived on in my vivid imagination as I stared upward. The future was infinite. Maybe there was somebody out there that would actually like me for me. I’m talking of the female persuasion here.

What wasn’t infinite however was our time in that apartment. Before the three month lease was up Charles deserted Tommy and me. He found a better deal I guess. Tommy and I ended up moving into a two bedroom cabin with our friends Gary and Chris in a speed trap little speck of a town west of Tahlequah named Hulbert. It turned out to be a better deal for us too. No rent or utilities and only a minor infestation of field mice. And when I say minor I’m understating it on a grand level but it was okay considering everything else.

That part of Tahlequah we lived in is very different today. The city expanded and grew and that little area disappeared, consumed by the ever growing hunger of big business and the expanding economy of a college town. Where we spent those three short months no longer exists except in my memories. I wonder if anybody else who lived there remembers that place. Even if it is just an occasional thought every few years or so, it still counts.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.